27% reservation for OBC and 10% for EWS students in medical courses
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced 27 per cent reservation for OBCs and 10 per cent for the Economically Weaker Section under the All India Quota Scheme for UG and PG medical/dental courses from current academic year 2021-22.
“Our Government has taken a landmark decision for providing 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section in the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical/dental courses from the current academic year. This will immensely help thousands of our youth every year get better opportunities and create a new paradigm of social justice in our country,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
This decision would benefit every year nearly 1500 OBC students in MBBS and 2500 OBC students in postgraduation and also around 550 EWS students in MBBS and around 1000 EWS students in postgraduation.
In a meeting held on Monday, PM Narendra Modi had asked the Union Ministries to come up with an effective solution to the long pending issue.